It has not been a spectacular year for Hong Kong’s top-end players but routine work remains strong and the mid-level market is toughing it out
The government’s tougher stance on corruption has triggered investigations into multinationals’ practices and spurred a market for compliance advice
Many firms are having their worst time for a decade in Hong Kong, due to a precipitous fall in IPO work
Two Chinese firms are being sued in a blazing forestry deal row but the country’s whole legal profession is about to feel the heat.
Vinson & Elkins closing in Shanghai shows China is not a bottomless goldmine after all. Will it be a graveyard for Western ambitions?
Prediction: Within 10 years two large Chinese firms will have combined with foreign firms
Paul Hastings’ Hong Kong corporate partner and Greater China chair Raymond Li has emerged to be the owner of Hong Kong’s second-most expensive home, which is worth $95m.
Chinese firm Jun He is being sued by two domestic rivals, Commerce & Finance and Jingtian & Gongcheng, over its adviser role in the Sino-Forest’s independent investigation.
Fox International Channels (FIC) has appointed Francis Chang as its senior vice-president legal and business affairs and general counsel for Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Hidden dragon: China’s evolving relationship with the European renewable energy industry download subscription
Cross-border investment and M&A between China and Europe in the clean energy sector was quiet in 2013.
What does an effective anti-bribery and corruption programme require? download subscription
An in-depth understanding of the unique legal environment in China is essential to fully understand compliance requirements.
People's Republic of China courts to publish judgments online download subscription
Judgments handed down from the People’s Court all over the country will be available online from 1 January 2014, as part of the initiative by the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC) to increase judicial transparency.
China amends trademark law: practical implications for brand owners download subscription
China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its Trademark Law will come into force on 1 May 2014
Tougher product liability provisions following the release of long-awaited amendments to consumer rights and interests protection law in China download subscription
The rise of consumerism in China over the past 10 years has spurred greater regulatory enforcement in the area of product liability.
Intellectual Property and Technology News — Q4 2013 download subscription
DLA Piper has released the latest issue of its Intellectual Property and Technology News, which includes a piece on Delaware and the final instalment of Trade Dress Watch.
China seeks to update its e-commerce laws download subscription
With increasing internet penetration throughout the country, the e-commerce industry, like other industries in China, is growing at a swift pace.
Narrow channels — a recipe for injustice subscription
This paper by Harry Hirst, partner and master mariner at Ince & Co Hong Kong, examines the case against Captain Kulemesin on the narrow channel.
China tax update: VAT exemption on cross-border services download subscription
The VAT pilot programme (initially launched in Shanghai on 1 January 2012) provides for VAT exemption for certain qualified cross-border services that are rendered by a service provider in China to an overseas service recipient.
International law at work: termination of employment senior executives download subscription
In this briefing, Taylor Wessing looks at the termination process for senior executives in various countries.
Oil and gas in Australia and New Zealand — an investor’s guide to the sector and regulations subscription
Australia and New Zealand are ideally positioned to take advantage of the strong demand for energy from Asia.
What next for Iran and sanctions? download subscription
Talks took place in Geneva between Iran and high level delegates from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China, facilitated by the European Union.
Trademark law in the People’s Republic of China download subscription
The Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China underwent some substantial revisions last August.
Interim deal on Iran sanctions policy involves limited changes download subscription
Despite confusing media reports, the interim nuclear deal reached by Iran and the P5+1 would change very little in US and multilateral sanctions policy.
Iran sanctions — November 2013 agreement subscription
Over recent weeks, the P5 1 have been engaged in discussions with Iran with the aim of reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme.